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10-08-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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Arca swiss plate for 150-450

What length of arca swiss plate works for this lens for balancing on a gimbal?

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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
What length of arca swiss plate works for this lens for balancing on a gimbal?
Just lay lens on its side w/o caps and put a pen/pencil under the approx center. Then just move the lens left/right until balance point reveals itself. The size of plate needed will depend a bit on the size of your Arca bracket. I use ProMediGear's C60 bracket and PBX3 plate (they offer 1", 3", 6"-- 8") and their quality (US-made) and pricing is unbeatable. The also have some of the nicest gimbals on the planet, but you'll pay for precision you may not personally need.
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Just lay lens on its side w/o caps and put a pen/pencil under the approx center. Then just move the lens left/right until balance point reveals itself. The size of plate needed will depend a bit on the size of your Arca bracket. I use ProMediGear's C60 bracket and PBX3 plate (they offer 1", 3", 6"-- 8") and their quality (US-made) and pricing is unbeatable. The also have some of the nicest gimbals on the planet, but you'll pay for precision you may not personally need.
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Thanks. They have the Katana line of gimbals. I have a Jobu that is still working ok, but will replace it with either this or a Wimberley.
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Make sure to use the same setup for camera with and withou battery back - maybe even add a flash so you are prepared for everything.

Oh, and make sure that your gimbal accepts Arca width. My Wimberley gimbal does not accept all widths.

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